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Event Details

Fri 07/10/20 — Sat 07/11/20
All Ages

102/1 Radiothon: #saveourstages fundraiser (24 hrs)

Live from Cactus Club Saturday, July 11 • 8am-11am

FM102/1 is teaming up with the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) to #saveourstages with a 24-hour radiothon beginning Friday, July 10 at 5 p.m. The radiothon will raise funds for Milwaukee’s local independent music venues and NIVA members The Rave/Eagles Club, The Pabst Theater Group, Shank Hall, Cactus Club and The Cooperage.

Like many businesses, the independent concert venues in Milwaukee have been hurting. They were among the first businesses to close and they will be among the last to reopen. We’re here to help keep Milwaukee’s vibrant music scene alive, and we hope you join us by listening and donating to FM 102/1’s “Save our Stages” Radiothon on Friday, July 10th through Saturday, July 11 via www.fm1021milwaukee.com or by downloading the FM 102/1 app on any smartphone or tablet.

These stages are where bands like The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, twenty one pilots, Queens of the Stone Age, Jack White, Mumford and Sons and countless others, were introduced to Milwaukee for the first time. And now it’s time to show our support for these venues and their employees who have made Milwaukee an important tour stop for any band or comedian.

FM 102/1 will be broadcasting live from the empty stages of The Rave/Eagles Ballroom, The Pabst Theater, Shank Hall, Cactus Club, and The Cooperage through the duration of the radiothon.

We will also feature an online auction running concurrently with the broadcast which will include music memorabilia donated by the venues and musicians to help raise funds.


You’ll hear special Milwaukee memories from some of the biggest alternative music artists, listen to local celebrities talk about their favorite shows and be able to take virtual tours of these historic venues along with other special features along the way.

We also encourage music fans to call in and message FM102/1 on social media and use the #SaveOurStages tag to share their favorite memories attending shows at these special venues.

Special thanks to our friends at Fox 6 Milwaukee and OnMilwaukee.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Program Director Michelle Rutkowski at Michelle@Milwaukeeradio.com.

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2496 S. Wentworth Avenue
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